My daily life was filled with so much shame and humiliation… (not even mentioning the excruciating pain).
At work my friends started to laugh every time I take my shoes off because of how swollen my feet and ankles are.
So… I laugh too… but deep inside I feel embarrassed.
I was dreading walking up and down stairs - let alone having to help another patient.
I would put on a happy face for my patients and pretend everything was okay.
But it quickly became evident to everyone around me that it wasn’t.
One patient even told me that I should be the one laying in a hospital bed.
I felt like an 80-year-old woman, even though I was still in my 50s.
So, if you’re like me - suffering from stiff and swollen feet, I really FEEL you.
And I want you to know it’s not your fault.
No one chooses to have swollen legs. But some people choose not to do anything about them.